What does VEST mean?

Definitions for VESTvɛst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word VEST.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vest, waistcoat(noun)

    a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

  2. singlet, vest, undershirt(verb)

    a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body

  3. invest, vest, enthrone(verb)

    provide with power and authority

    "They vested the council with special rights"

  4. vest(verb)

    place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons

    "She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"

  5. vest(verb)

    become legally vested

    "The property vests in the trustees"

  6. vest(verb)

    clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

  7. vest, robe(verb)

    clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes


  1. vest(Noun)

    A loose robe or outer garment worn historically by men in Arabic or Middle Eastern countries.

  2. vest(Noun)

    A sleeveless garment that buttons down the front, worn over a shirt, and often as part of a suit; a waistcoat.

  3. vest(Noun)

    A sleeveless garment, often with a low-cut neck, usually worn under a shirt or blouse.

  4. vest(Noun)

    A sleeveless top, typically with identifying colours or logos, worn by an athlete or member of a sports team.

  5. vest(Noun)

    Any sleeveless outer garment, often for a purpose such as identification, safety, or storage.

  6. vest(Verb)

    (commonly used of financial arrangements) To become vested, to become permanent.

    My pension vests at the end of the month and then I can take it with me when I quit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vest(noun)

    an article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe

  2. Vest(noun)

    any outer covering; array; garb

  3. Vest(noun)

    specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat

  4. Vest(noun)

    to clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely

  5. Vest(noun)

    to clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; -- followed by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death

  6. Vest(noun)

    to place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; -- with in before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts

  7. Vest(noun)

    to invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses

  8. Vest(noun)

    to clothe with possession; as, to vest a person with an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested in possession

  9. Vest(verb)

    to come or descend; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right; -- followed by in; as, upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law

  10. Origin: [Cf. L. vestire, vestitum, OF. vestir, F. vtir. See Vest, n.]


  1. Vest

    Vest or Vest-Banat is a development region in Romania created in 1998. As with the other development regions, it does not have any administrative powers. Its primary functions are coordinating regional development projects and managing funds from the European Union.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vest

    vest, n. that which is put on as dress: a garment: a waistcoat: formerly a cassock-like garment: a kind of close jacket worn by women, an extra piece or trimming on the front of the bodice of a woman's gown, often V-shaped: a knitted or woven undergarment: (arch.) a vestment.—v.t. to clothe: to invest: (law) to give fixed right of possession.-v.i. to descend or to take effect, as a right.—adj. Ves′ted, clothed, wearing robes of ceremony: not contingent or suspended, hence (law) already acquired: denoting a present absolute right.—n. Ves′tiary (obs.), a wardrobe: (rare) garb, clothing:—pl. Ves′tiaries.—n. Ves′ting, cloth for men's waistcoats.—Vest in interest, to devolve as matter of right without reference to immediate right of possession. [Fr. veste—L. vestis.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. VEST

    A waistcoat sold at halfprice.

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  1. VEST

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VEST in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VEST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Rodges, a murderer, on his final request before the firing squad:

    Why yes - a bulletproof vest.

  2. Beth Nelson:

    He absolutely was saved by his vest.

  3. Officer Eric Stanbro:

    For the more serious shots, the vest wouldn’t have helped him anyway.

  4. Sarah Palin:

    They’ve been wearing political correctness kind of like a suicide vest.

  5. Godwin Jr.:

    When the detective walked up, she didn’t have to open her mouth because her vest said ‘homicide,’.

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